Tag: DDoS Attack

DDoS-for-Hire Service Launches Mobile App

In May 2013 KrebsOnSecurity wrote about Ragebooter, a service that paying customers can use to launch powerful distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks capable of knocking individuals and Web sites offline. The owner of Ragebooter subsequently was convicted in 2016 of possessing …

Any online business a target of DDoS attacks

Any business that is online is susceptible to denial of service attacks and should ensure it has the capability to mitigate such attacks, says an industry practitioner who explains how Any online business or application is vulnerable to distributed denial of …

6 DoS attacks that made headlines

One of the first denial-of-service attacks to make headlines occurred on February 7, 2000. The Y2K bug was still fresh in the minds of many, and a 16-year-old attacker who went by the name Mafiaboy, launched one of the largest …

How computer security pros hack the hackers

The long, awkward silence is always the first sign that a previously over-confident hacker realizes he’s suddenly become the victim. It happens every time. The malicious hacker had been firing his “ion cannon” at my network address trying to overwhelm …

Internet Security Threat Report

Cyber attackers revealed new levels of ambition in 2016, a year marked by extraordinary attacks, including multi-million dollar virtual bank heists, overt attempts to disrupt the US electoral process by state-sponsored groups, and some of the biggest distributed denial of …